Teacher Appreciation Week 2016 proclamation by president Barack Obama

Our country’s story, written over more than two hundred years, is one of challenges, chances, and progress. As our Nation has advanced on our journey toward ensuring rights and opportunities are extended fully and equally to all people, America’s teachers from the front lines of our civil rights movement to the front lines of our education system have helped steer our country’s course. They witness the incredible potential of our youth, and they know firsthand the impact of a caring leader at the front of the classroom.

As our national narrative has progressed, we have become a more equal society, cleared paths to opportunity, and affirmed the extraordinary potential of all our people regardless of their race, their gender, their sexual orientation, their religion, or the zip code they were born into. But there is still work to be done. If our country’s story is going to reflect the diversity we draw strength from, it needs to be written by people that represent the wide range of backgrounds and origins that comprise our national mosaic, and as the next generation rises and prepares to shape that narrative, our teachers will be with them every step of the way  imparting critical knowledge and opening their minds to the possibilities tomorrow holds. In working to ensure all our daughters and sons have the chance to add their voice and perspective to America’s story, our teachers help shape a Nation that better reflects the values we were founded upon.

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When I took office, I did so with a bold vision to foster innovation and drive change within our education system, and to expand educational opportunities and outcomes for all America’s learners. Central to that goal is our work to build and strengthen the teaching profession so our teachers are enabled and equipped to inspire rising generations. I have worked hard throughout my Presidency to make sure my Administration does its part to support our educators and our education system, but the incredible progress our country has seen from achieving record high graduation rates to holding more students to high standards that prepare them for success in college and future careers is thanks to the dedicated teachers, families, and school leaders who work tirelessly on behalf of our young people.

Just as we know a student’s circumstances do not dictate his or her potential, we know that having an effective teacher is the most important in-school factor for student success. That is why my Administration has been committed to better recruiting, preparing, retraining, and rewarding America’s teachers. Following the worst economic crisis our country has seen since the Great Depression, my Administration supported significant investments in education through the Recovery Act to keep more than 300,000 educators in the classroom. We have invested more than $2.7 billion through competitive grants to better recruit, train, support, and reward talented teachers and educators, and we have worked to make sure teachers have a strong voice and a seat at the table in the policy making process. At the urging of the Department of Education, all fifty States are advancing teacher equity plans to ensure that districts can support and retain educators in schools that need them most. In my State of the Union address in 2011, I announced a national goal to prepare 100,000 public school STEM teachers by 2021 to help ensure more of our young innovators can seize the opportunities of tomorrow and I am proud that we are on track to meet that goal.

Our future is written in schools across our country. It is likely that the first person who will go to Mars is in a classroom today. Our students are our future teachers, scientists, politicians, public servants, and parents — a generation that will steer the course we will take as a people and make possible things we have not even imagined yet. We look to the women and men standing in front of classrooms in all corners of our country — from cities to reservations to rural towns — to vest America’s daughters and sons with the hard skills they will need to put their dreams within reach and to inspire them to dream even bigger. On National Teacher Appreciation Day and during Teacher Appreciation Week 2016, let us ensure our educators know how much we value their service in the classroom, how much we appreciate all they do for our students and families, and how thankful we are for their contributions to our national progress.

Now, therefore, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 3, 2016, as National Teacher Appreciation Day and May 1 through May 7, 2016, as National Teacher Appreciation Week. I call upon students, parents, and all Americans to recognize the hard work and dedication of our Nation’s teachers and to observe this day and this week by supporting teachers through appropriate activities, events, and programs.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.

Source: whitehouse.gov official website

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National Teacher Day 2016

National Teacher Day: Why We Thank Our Educators — Today, and Hopefully Every Day

National Teacher Day

Tuesday we observe National Teacher Appreciation Day, a yearly event to stop from the furious pace of our lives to say “thank you” to our instructors.

The festival, some portion of Teacher Appreciation Week, respects our country’s instructors and perceives the positive contrast they make in our classrooms as well as in our lives.

It’s for all intents and purposes difficult to isolated the commitments of the educators we’ve had from the triumphs we’ve accomplished as guardians, as laborers, as individuals from our groups … also, together as a worldwide society. Their part is that profitable.

Indeed, on the off chance that it were dependent upon us, we’d make each day National Teacher Appreciation Day, or National Teacher Day, as it’s additionally called.

It might be said, that is what we’re attempting to do with the Inspired2Educate program, which we dispatched in February. We needed to empower a required, rousing, national discussion around the a wide range of ways teachers leave an enduring positive effect on us — while we’re in school, as well as for whatever length of time that we live.

Consider it. Whether it was a teacher, direction advocate, workmanship instructor or essential, some teacher in each of our lives went well beyond to rouse our learning. Also, for that blessing — for testing us and having confidence in our capacity to succeed — this day can just begin to expose what’s underneath of reimbursing the more profound appreciation that is expected.

As such, the Inspired2 Educate program has gotten more than a hundred staggering stories of trust and motivation. We get them every day, and we plan to get some more. A standout amongst the most compensating and moving parts of perusing through these entries is their mind blowing differences and legitimacy. Motivation is an extremely individual thing, and can mean something altogether different to every individual.

For instance, a late accommodation originated from a flamenco move instructor at a primary school in Washington, D.C., who was motivated by her own move guide to swear off a vocation in expert move in rather go into training. At school, she utilizes her classes to show youthful understudies choreography, as well as imperative life abilities, for example, participation, diligent work, obligation, and sense of pride. “I generally make certain understudies can giggle at their oversights — and unwind enough to see their qualities and shortcomings without being no picnic for themselves,” she said. “Together we savor in the learning procedure.”

Another moving story originated from a math educator in Massachusetts, who demanded she was “one of those children” in second grade who couldn’t appear to discover her way and got consistent feedback about her absence of course. That is, until a patient and minding teacher, Mrs. Smith, figured out how to take advantage of her maximum capacity by taking her out of the classroom and into the rec center. There she found out about center and teach while cleaning lockers, stack yoga tangles, and sort out gear. “There under the [balance] bar, I figured out how to include 1/4 and 1/2. Up on the bar, I rehearsed while Mrs. Smith discussed portions and gravity, force, and muscle cells. She discussed history and maps. I bounced and spun, and started to realize that the world was fascinating,” the math educator reviewed. “At 27, I finished a B.S. degree. At 39, I got my Master of Education. I am one of the fortunate ones. Somebody considered me to be beneficial.”

The motivation to teach can strike whenever, not simply between the years of kindergarten and secondary school. We heard an amazing tale around a young fellow who, subsequent to acting as a 911 call administrator for a long time, was persuaded to make and instruct a preliminary course at his neighborhood junior college for those inspired by entering the calling. Crisis dispatcher preparing is not institutionalized the nation over, and numerous in the calling have practically zero chance to get ready for the requests of the employment ahead. Roused by his tutor, Sue Pivetta, a lady who made one of the initially institutionalized school dispatch courses in the U.S., our storyteller “chose to simply let it all out,” he said. Presently a lead teacher at Palm Beach State College, he has arranged and roused many understudies for the dispatch calling. “If not for Sue’s motivation and trailblazing, I wouldn’t have never had the vision to see this through,” he said. “My showing achievement is a result of her.”

Motivation comes in all shapes and sizes, but then, instructors around the nation keep on finding inventive approaches to light that start inside their understudies a seemingly endless amount of time. In this way, go along with me in expressing gratitude toward our instructors — on this yearly day of thankfulness, as well as every single day in the middle of — for whatever they do to make our prospects blaze somewhat brighter.

Kermit S. Randa is CEO of PeopleAdmin, the pioneer in cloud-based ability administration answers for training and government. He has 20 years of official experience driving firms in the product business.

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Apple’s new Mother’s Day 2016 ad is a great surprise for mothers.

Apple has recently launched another promotion advertisement as a part of its ‘Shot on iPhone’ campaign, and this current one’s made for Mother’s Day 2016. Celebrated on May 8 this year, Apple’s 30 second video clip is a lovely tribute to moms around the globe, and is a pleasant suggestion to accomplish something extraordinary on Mother’s Day.

The 30 second video clip doesn’t have a story all things considered, and is fundamentally a montage of photographs and video recordings shot utilizing an iPhone. Every photograph and video praises mother’s love, and portray scenes like giving birth, playing and growing up with your mom. The photographs and recordings acknowledge the makers with their names underneath, and the video closes with a basic message as a Mother’s day gift — ‘celebrating motherhood through the lens of iPhone users around the world’.

Apple has been increasing up its promoting endeavors, and as of recent video clip of celebrating Earth Day 2016. The video concentrated on Apple’s ecological endeavors, and discussed how every iMessage experiences one of Apple’s server centers, which is fueled by 100 percent renewable energy.

Apple’s new ‘Shot on iPhone 6s’ campaign incorporates the best quality iPhone photographs from around the globe, including India.

The ‘shot on iPhone’s crusade commenced a year ago, and is intended to highlight exactly how great iPhone’s cameras are. Apple’s iPhones remain the best cell phone cameras out there and its video and picture galleries are the clear proof of it. A study year ago additionally announced the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 6 as two of the most famous cell phone cameras on photograph sharing stage Flickr.

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American Celebrations – Festivals, Special Days and Holidays

There are numerous special days around the worlds, out of which some are celebrated globally and some are celebrated by specific country or particularly celebrated by some special religions or communities. Americans generally celebrate three national festivals/holidays with numerous nations around the world: Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

easter day celebrations

Easter, which falls on a spring Sunday that fluctuates from year to year, praises the Christian confidence in the revival of Jesus Christ. For Christians, Easter is a day of religious and the social occasion of family. Numerous Americans take after old customs of shading hard-bubbled eggs and giving youngsters bushel of sweet. On the following day, Easter Monday, the president of the United States holds a yearly Easter egg chase on the White House grass for youthful kids.

christmas day celebrations

Christmas Day, December 25, is another Christian occasion; it denote the introduction of the Christ Child. Enriching houses and yards with lights, setting up Christmas trees, giving presents, and sending welcoming cards have gotten to be customs notwithstanding for some non-Christian Americans.

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New Year’s Day, obviously, is January 1. The festival of this occasion starts the prior night, when Americans accumulate to wish each other a glad and prosperous coming year.

American celebrate a record number of occasions/events throughout the year however some of the are most popular in the whole country. So check out the most popular celebration days of Americans

Thanksgiving Day is the fourth Thursday in November, yet numerous Americans take a day of excursion on the next Friday to make a four-day weekend, amid which they may make a trip long separations to visit family and companions. The occasion goes back to 1621, the year after the Puritans landed in Massachusetts, resolved to rehearse their disagreeing religion without impedance.

After a harsh winter, in which about half of them died, they turned for help to neighboring Indians, who taught them how to plant corn and different yields. The following fall’s abundant harvest enlivened the Pilgrims to offer gratitude by holding a blowout. The Thanksgiving feast turned into a national custom – not just on the grounds that such a large number of different Americans have discovered success additionally in light of the fact that the Pilgrims’ penances for their opportunity still dazzle the creative ability. Prior to the supper starts, families or companions for the most part interruption to express appreciation for their endowments, including the delight of being joined for the event.

The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, respects the country’s birthday – the marking of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It is a day of picnics and devoted parades, a night of shows and firecrackers. The flying of the American banner. On July 4, 1976, the 200th commemoration of the Declaration of Independence was set apart by fantastic celebrations the country over.

martin luther king day

Martin Luther King Day
: The Revolutionary Martin Luther King, Jr., an African-American minister, is viewed as an incredible American due to his vigorous endeavors to win social liberties for all individuals through peaceful means. Since his death in 1968, dedication administrations have denoted his birthday on January 15. In 1986, that day was supplanted by the third Monday of January, which was announced a national occasion.

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Presidents’ Day: Until the mid-1970s, the February 22 birthday of George Washington, legend of the Revolutionary War and first president of the United States, was a national occasion. What’s more, the February 12 birthday of Abraham Lincoln, the president amid the Civil War, was an occasion in many states. The two days have been joined, and the occasion has been extended to respect every single past president. It is praised on the third Monday in February.

memorial day

Memorial Day: Celebrated on the fourth Monday of May, this occasion respects the soldiers those lost their lives fighting for their nation. In spite of the fact that it started in the fallout of the Civil War, it has turned into a day on which the dead of all wars, and the dead for the most part, are recalled in uncommon projects held in burial grounds, houses of worship, and other open meeting places.

Labor Day: The primary Monday of September, this occasion respects the country’s working individuals, regularly with parades. For most Americans it denote the end of the mid year get-away season, and for some understudies the opening of the school year.

Columbus Day: On October 12, 1492, Italian guide Christopher Columbus arrived in the New World. Albeit most different countries of the Americas watch this occasion on October 12, in the United States it happens on the second Monday in October.

veterans day

Veterans Day: Originally called Armistice Day, this occasion was built up to respect Americans who had served in World War I. It falls on November 11, the day when that war finished in 1918, yet it now respects veterans of all wars in which the United States has battled. Veterans’ associations hold parades, and the president generally puts a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, over the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

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